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Electoral Commission publications (3rd of 3)

Electoral Commission publications

Until 1996, voting in New Zealand was a simple matter of selecting the name of one candidate in single-member constituencies. After the change to mixed member proportional representation, voters had to get used to casting both a constituency and a party vote. For the first elections under MMP, the Electoral Commission mounted publicity campaigns about how the new system worked.

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John Wilson, 'Nation and government - The electoral system', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/2495/electoral-commission-publications (accessed 21 November 2019)

Story by John Wilson, updated 16 Sep 2016